Kakadu crocodiles mostly dine out

Architecture, construction and planning
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Large crocodiles in the Alligator Rivers region of north Australia do much of their dining not within their rivers or estuaries, but on feral pigs and other terrestrial animals visiting the waterways, a new study has revealed. The work, published in PLOS ONE, forms part of a larger study of river and floodplain food-webs led […]

Griffith expertise improving vital fresh water management in SE Asia

Architecture, construction and planning
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Nowhere else in the world is there a greater need for investment to address water management issues than the Indo-Pacific region, and especially SE Asia.  The region represents the confluence of outstanding freshwater biodiversity values, high societal dependence on fisheries (and other ecosystem services that healthy rivers and wetlands provide), and a high level of […]

World Water Day: balancing the needs of humans and nature

Australian Rivers Institute
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We all know water is important, but have you ever thought about how our consumption of this precious resource affects the environment around us? Leading water experts will tackle complex issues associated with a resource 1.2 billion people lack access to when World Science Festival Brisbane launches next week coinciding with World Water Day. Professor Stuart […]

Griffith Uni stars at World Science Festival

Australian Rivers Institute
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From tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges to acknowledging the unsung women in science and getting kids to become eco-warriors, Griffith University is sharing its expertise across all areas at this year’s World Science Festival Brisbane. Held from March 22-26, the festival brings together great minds from around the world  in an annual week-long celebration and […]

Billions invested in Australia’s water reform – but is the journey over?

Australian Rivers Institute
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In the past 12 years, Australian governments have invested more than $13 billion in water reforms designed to tackle increasing water demands, ageing water infrastructure, inefficient water use and uncertain water rights. Much has been achieved, but have we finished the water reform process? This question will be debated in a high-powered panel discussion on […]